Apocalypedia (Hardcover)

A Utopian Guide to What Is and What Isn't

By Darren Allen

UIT Cambridge Ltd., 9780857844057, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2016

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The Apocalypedia is a scurrilous, lyrical, lunatic and friendly countercultural A-Z that satirizes modern society through an original and revolutionary collection of flash-essays and comic vignettes. It presents an apocalyptically optimistic and deeply original way of understanding human nature and of living in a civilization that is in rapid and terminal decline. Looking at a combination of common value-charged words and new words coined to give voice to the often overlooked beauties and horrors of everyday experience, The Apocalypedia is a comic revelation of the kaleidoscopic twists and turns that ordinary consciousness makes throughout the day. A delightful gift book for the radically-inclined, the romantically baffled, the psychologically broken, the fledgling creative genius, the reckless, the sensitive and the actually dying, the book is an entertaining and uncompromising satire of modern culture.